SÜLEYMANİYE MOSQUE AND COMPLEX, KALENDERHANE MOSQUE, AUTHENTIC TURKISH WOODEN HOUSES, ŞEHZADE MOSQUE, AQUADUCT OF VALENS, FATİH MOSQUE AND COMPLEX,WEDNESDAY OPEN AIR MARKET, YAVUZ SELIM MOSQUE, BYZANTINE OPEN AIR CISTERNS, MIHRIMAH SULTAN MOSQUE.
Istanbul is a city on seven hills. The Süleymaniye area is located on the third hill of the historical peninsula. This tour covers the historical districts from Süleymaniye – the largest Mosque complex of the Ottoman Empire – to Vefa. Do you know why Suleyman is named The Magnificent? Let´s listen to our guide speaking about the greatest of Turkish Architects – Sinan – and the most beloved son of Süleyman The Magnificent – Şehzade Mustafa-the Prince. We walk in and around Vefa and have a chance to taste the traditional refreshment-Boza. Our stroll covers many other historical buildings and stories.
MehmetII. is the Ottoman Sultan known as The Conqueror. He was 21 years old when he conquered the city of Constantinople. What is the story behind his success? Did you know he could speak 6 languages fluently!! We stroll around the large Fatih Complex, and see – Roman Columns, Byzantine Churches, Gothic Cisterns, and Large Mosques. The commentary of your guide will bring alive for you the amazing world of the Ottoman Sultans. The most interesting, the liveliest, and the most colorful of Istanbul s street bazaars – Casaba Paxar – are the highlight ofthis tour.
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